I'm serious about what I do.
I'm not serious about how I do it.

I was the last kid on the block to buy a digital camera. I was shooting black and white film and developing it in my kitchen long after that stopped being cool.

My style originated in a foundation of minimal equipment & planning. Black and white film, the Zone System, ambient light and location shooting are how I developed my vision.

I began learning photography by picking up the camera and playing with it. I figured out the technical side of photography by experimenting. The artistic side came a bit later. I discovered what looked good to my eye and what didn't.

I expanded my abilities when I starting doing darkroom work – developing and printing black and white. Here I perfected using The Force to create images.

Other people would time the enlarger exposure. I would just put the paper under the light and go until it felt right. My prints spent about the right amount of time in the developer. Sometimes I just painted the developer on with my fingers.

Yes, I put my fingers in the chemical.

No. I did not wear gloves.

I've got a digital camera now and I still use The Force. When setting up lights for a fashion shoot there is no diagram, I don't measure distances and calculate lumens. I put the lights where I think they should go. Sometimes I use the light meter, but sometimes I simply know where to set the shutter speed and f-stop.

Yes it's true. Most of the photographs you see on this website were simply made up as I was going along.

I still behave as if I'm shooting on film. I do my cropping in the camera. My second most famous quote is:

“If you take the picture right in the camera
you don't have to fix it in Photoshop.”

You can stalk me on the Interwebz.

I'm not doing much on social media these days. I'm very very very over it.


Adrian orchestrates wedding photography as Time/Place Photography.